There was a Sayyid who was living in a hut near to the sea. His condition was indeed wonderful. During the fifteen years he lived in the hut, he did not even take a rest. He was perpetually engrossed in ibaadat. Once he had made wudhu only one time inRead More →

WHENEVER A policeman or tax collector or some security officer would pass near to Hadhrat Sufyaan Thauri (rahmatullah alayh), he (Hadhrat Sufyaan) would fall into Sajdah and supplicate: “Shukr unto Allah Ta’ala who has not made me a policeman or a tax collector.” Then he would comment to his associates:Read More →

BARKAT OF AASHURA A Muslim prisoner escaped from the kuffaar on the Day of Aashura. A search party was pursuing him. The searchers reached his location during the night time. From his concealed position, the Muslim supplicated: “O Allah! By the barkat of this Day save me from the kuffaar.”Read More →

PROCLAIMING THE HAQQ Addressing  the  cruel,  blood  thirsty  tyrannical  ruler,  Hajjaaj  Bin  Yusuf,  Hadhrat  Hasan  Basri (rahmatullah alayh) said: “O enemy of Allah! We have seen whatever you have fabricated. O you who fans the flames of fisq and fujoor (evil and immorality)! O you devotee of sin and transgression!Read More →

SERVANTS OF THE AULIYA   Once Hadhrat Sahl Bin Abdullah (Rahmatullah Alayh) found himself in a lonely, secluded wilderness where he experienced a wonderful state of peace and tranquillity. It was time for Salaat. Although he was in the state of wudhu, it was his permanent practice to renew wudhuRead More →

MOTHER IS YOUR NAFL HAJJ A man left from the City of Farghaanah (in Central Asia) with the intention of performing Nafl Hajj. When he reached Nishapur, he went to visit Hadhrat Abu Uthmaan Al-Khairi (rahmatullah alayh). He made Salaam, but Hadhrat Abu Uthmaan did not respond. Feeling annoyed, theRead More →

THE TAQWA OF IMAAM ABU HANIFAH Once on an intensely hot day, Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahmatullah alayh) and Imaam Abu Yusuf (rahmatullah alayh) were passing through the streets of the market place. Due to the intensity of the heat, Imaam Abu Hanifah walked close to the rows of shops soRead More →

THE HUMILITY OF THE LION Binaan Hammaal (rahmatullah alayh) was a great Wali of the 4th century of the Islamic era. He hailed from Baghdad, but settled in Egypt. Once, Ibn Tuloon, the king of Egypt was greatly affronted and felt belittled by the admonition of Hadhrat Hammaal. The wrathRead More →

THE BARKAT OF SADQAH During the era of Nabi Saalih (Alayhis Salaam) there was a man who caused much distress to the people. Once they approached Hadhrat Saalih (Alayhis Salaam) and complained about the stress the evil man was causing them. Nabi Saalih (Alayhis Salaam) made a Dua, then said:Read More →